The Rolex Watch Company is a luxury watchmaker that has produced dozens of different timepieces since the company's inception in 1905. Today its men's and women's watches sell for as much as $150,000.
The stainless steel Rolex Oyster Submariner, also known as the "James Bond Watch," appeared in late 1958 and manufactured specifically for the Australian Navy. It featured a gloss black dial with luminous tritium 3, 6 and 9 numerals, according to ukwatches.com.
Kew A Oyster
The Kew A chronometer is a boy's wristwatch with the Kew designation deriving from "Kew A Certificate" embossed around the subsidiary seconds.
A lefthanded Rolex Sea Dweller was launched in 1987 and featured a sapphire glass cover that allowed the watch to sustain depths of 4,000 feet, according to ukwatches.com.
Rolex manufactured a line of non-retail commemoration watches with only the word "Rolex" appearing on the dial, and neither "Oyster" nor "Perpetual" featured, according to ukwatches.com.
Stainless Steel Rolex
A contemporary version of the men's Rolex is the Stainless Steel Datejust featuring a Jubilee flexible band and 18k white gold bezel encrusted with diamonds.
The Ladies Oyster Perpetual Datejust is a white gold watch that features a white gold case, bezel and a sapphire crystal cover, according to ukwatches.com.
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